Global Director – various functions

One CGIAR is a dynamic reformulation of CGIAR’s partnerships, knowledge, assets, and global presence, aiming for greater integration and impact in the face of the interdependent challenges facing today’s world.

As part of the transformational changes towards One CGIAR, we are now implementing a new operational structure which aims to create a more integrated CGIAR; align operational structure to the 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy; enable greater collaboration across functions, disciplines, and geographies; and further strengthen the diversity of people, skills and ideas. CGIAR has approximately 10,000 staff deployed in more than 80 countries.

In this context, One CGIAR is searching for four (4) exceptional Global Directors to head the strategic functions under the Division of Institutional Strategy & Systems: 1) Business Operations and Finance; 2) People and Culture; 3) Governance and Assurance; and 4) Digital Services.

In addition, they seek two outstanding Global Directors as part of their Global Engagement and Innovation Division: 5) Global Director of Innovative Finance and Resource Mobilization; 6) Global Director of Communications and Outreach.

These leading roles provide an exciting opportunity to be part of One CGIAR’s passionate, world-class team of leaders and to make a significant contribution to the transformational change CGIAR is undergoing to integrate its global operations, double its funding, and have a much greater impact in addressing some of the most pressing global challenges.

Fully-funded Rotary Peace Fellowship

The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
Over 1,400 program alumni are working in more than 115 countries as leaders in national governments, nongovernmental organizations, education and research, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations.
Master’s degree
▪ 15-24 month program, small-group classroom learning, in fields related to peace and development
▪ Intended for leaders near the start of their careers
▪ 50 fellows selected annually to study at one of five Rotary Peace Centers at partner universities, which offer interdisciplinary curricula with research-informed teaching
▪ 2-3 month field study experience to develop practical skills
▪ Fellows connect with an international cohort of fellows, thought leaders, and a global network of Rotarians
Professional development certificate
▪ Yearlong program for working professionals that blends online learning, in-person classes, and an independent project, based at a Rotary Peace Center in Thailand or Uganda
▪ Intended for social change leaders with extensive experience working in peace-related fields
▪ 80 fellows selected annually to earn a post-graduate diploma or certificate in peace and development studies
▪ Interdisciplinary program includes a two-week online preliminary course, 10 weeks of on-site courses with field studies, a nine-month period during which fellows implement a social change initiative (with interactive online sessions), and an on-site capstone seminar
Qualified candidates must:
▪ Have three years of related work experience for the master’s program (five years for the Duke program)
• Have five years of related work experience for the certificate program and be able to explain how their plan to promote peace aligns with Rotary’s mission (Candidates for Makerere University must either be from Africa, have worked in Africa, or work with African communities or initiatives outside the continent.)
▪ Be proficient in English
▪ Have a bachelor’s degree
▪ Demonstrate leadership skills
▪ Have a strong commitment to cross-cultural understanding and peace
Applications for the 2022-23 academic term need to be submitted by 15 May 2021. Please write to with questions.